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Instructor: Professor John Guttag Collection of 26 lectures given during the Spring 2011 semester of 6.00, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. This course covers introductory computer science methods and topics. All programming assignments use Python. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-00SCS11
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Instructor: Prof. Gary Gensler View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/15-S12F18 This course is for students wishing to explore blockchain technology’s potential use - by entrepreneurs & incumbents - to change the world of money and finance. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
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Topics: Bitcoin, distributed ledgers, smart contracts, blockchain, financial sector, payment systems,...
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*Please note that Lecture 4 is unavailable in a higher quality format. Instructor/speaker: Prof. Gilbert Strang View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-06S05 This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms...
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Topic: systems of equations, vector spaces, positive definite matrices, matrix theory, linear algebra,...
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MIT 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python, Fall 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-0001F16 Instructor: Dr. Ana Bell 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python is intended for students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems and to help students, regardless of their major, feel justifiably confident of their ability to write...
Topics: Computation, Branching, Iteration, Strings, Guess and check, Approximations, Bisection,...
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MIT 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-04S16 Instructor: Barton Zwiebach This is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence. It introduces the basic features of quantum mechanics. It covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
Topics: quantum physics, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, photons, Franck-Hertz experiment, Bohr...
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MIT 8.01 Classical Mechanics, Fall 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-01F16 Instructor: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Historically, a set of core concepts: Space, time, mass, force, momentum, torque, and angular momentum, were introduced in Newtonian Mechanics in order to solve the most famous physics problem, the motion of the planets. The principles of mechanics successfully described many other phenomena encountered in the world. Conservation Laws involving energy, momentum and...
Topics: 8.01, classical mechanics, Space and time, straight-line kinematics, motion in a plane, forces and...
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View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/RES-6-012S18 Instructor: John Tsitsiklis, Patrick Jaillet The tools of probability theory, and of the related field of statistical inference, are the keys for being able to analyze and make sense of data. These tools underlie important advances in many fields, from the basic sciences to engineering and management. This resource is a companion site to 6.041SC Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability. It covers the same content, using...
Topics: RES.6-012, RES.6, probability, probability models, bayes rule, discrete random variables,...
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The "Digital Lab Techniques Manual" is a series of videos designed to help you prepare for your chemistry laboratory class. Each video provides a detailed demonstration of a common laboratory technique, as well as helpful tips and information. These videos are meant to supplement, and not replace, your lab manual and assigned reading. In fact, you will most benefit from watching the videos if you have already read the appropriate background information. To be a great experimentalist,...
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Instructor: Prof. Jeremy Wolfe See the full course materials at http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-00-introduction-to-psychology-fall-2004 This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and...
Topics: human behavior, brain, perception, memory, motivation, emotion, learning, senses, sensation,...
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This course covers vector and multi-variable calculus. It is the second semester in the freshman calculus sequence. Topics include vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus in 2 and 3-space. MIT OpenCourseWare offers another version of 18.02, from the Spring 2006 term. Both versions cover the same material, although they are taught by different faculty and rely on different textbooks. Multivariable Calculus (18.02) is taught during the Fall and...
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Topics: calculus, calculus of several variables, vector algebra, determinants, matrix, matrices,...
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MIT 8.821 String Theory and Holographic Duality, Fall 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-821F14 Instructor: Hong Liu This course covers the new field of Holographic Duality, which brings together many seemingly unconnected subjects including string theory/quantum gravity, black holes, QCD at extreme conditions, exotic condensed matter systems, and quantum information. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
Topics: String Theory, Holographic Duality, Black Holes, QCD, Quantum Gravity, Condensed Matter Systems
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Instructors: Christine Breiner, David Jordan, Joel Lewis This calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, and concludes with a brief discussion of infinite series. Calculus is fundamental to many scientific disciplines including physics, engineering, and economics. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-01SCF10
Topics: recitations, differentiation of functions, integration of functions, limits, continuity,...
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Lecture videos from 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, taught by Erik Demaine and Srini Devadas. The course is divided into eight units: introduction, sorting and trees, hashing, numerics, graphs, shortest paths, dynamic programming, and advanced topics.
Topics: algorithms, data structures, algorithm performance, algorithm analysis, sorting, trees, hashing,...
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Instructor: Neha Narula, Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId This course looks at the design of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how they function in practice, focusing on cryptography, game theory, and network architecture. NOTE: Please note that lectures 9, 19, 20, and 21 are not available. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
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Topics: signatures, peer-to-peer networks, hashing, hash chains, e-cash, motivation, proof of work, POW,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-042JS15 Instructor: Albert R. Meyer This course covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles;...
Topics: formal logic notation, proof methods, induction, sets, relations, graph theory, integer...
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Instructor: Prof. Hazel Sive View the complete course: https://openlearninglibrary.mit.edu/pre-biology YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP629Egng0HfgRJfXBNTPw1le This self-paced course was originally designed to help prepare incoming MIT students for their first Introductory Biology Course (known at MIT as 7.01). It will also be useful for anyone preparing to take an equivalent college-level introductory biology class elsewhere. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA...
Topics: biology, cells, molecules, inheritance, genetics, DNA, RNA, tRNA, mutations, pedigrees, phenotype,...
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MIT 6.0002 Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science, Fall 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-0002F16 Instructor: John Guttag This course provides students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. Student will learn to write small programs using the Python 3.5 programming language. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: Python 3.5, Python, machine learning, knapsack problem, greedy algorithm, optimization, weights,...
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Instructors: Tom Leighton, Marten van Dijk This course covers elementary discrete mathematics. Mathematical definitions and proofs are emphasized. Topics include formal logic, induction, graph theory, asymptotic notation and growth of functions, counting principles, and discrete probability. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-042JF10
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Topics: formal logic notation, proof methods, induction, sets, relations, graph theory, integer...
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Instructor: Prof. Gary Gensler View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/15-S08S20 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61Q_RVDn6srWbLV_zFnd9n0 This course is for students wishing to explore the ways in which new technologies are disrupting the financial services industry – driving material change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More...
Topics: fintech, finance, artificial intelligence, AI, blockchain, APIs, payments, credit, trading, risk...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/15-401F08 Instructor: Andrew Lo The collection includes videos that cover the class lectures on finance theory as well as a course summary at the end. Overarching concepts include the framework for financial analysis, valuation, risk, and corporate finance, and market efficiency. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: finance, time-value, cash flows, net present value, pricing, risk, portfolio theory, valuation,...
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Instructor: Jon Gruber, 14.01 students View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/14-01SCF10 This course includes a full set of lecture videos and a selection of problem solving videos. In the lecture videos, Professor Jonathan Gruber covers the principles of microeconomics conceptually, mathematically, and graphically, giving students a holistic understanding of the subject matter. He then moves on to more advanced topics in microeconomics to provide further insight into its many different...
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Topics: microeconomics, producer theory, consumer theory
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MIT 6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems, Fall 2018 Instructor: Charles Leiserson, Julian Shun View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/6-172F18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63VIBQVWguXxZZi0566y7Wf 6.172 provides a hands-on, project-based introduction to building scalable and high-performance software systems. The course programming language is in C. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More...
Topics: performance analysis, algorithmic techniques, high performance, instruction level optimization,...
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Instructors: Philip Greenspun, Tina Srisvastava View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/16-687IAP19 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63cUdAG3v311Vl72ozOiK25 This recording is a three-day workshop of the MIT 2019 IAP course 16.687. Students learned all the basic knowledge to operate different aircrafts and prepare for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
Topics: VFR, aviation, aerodynamics, flight training, pilot certificate, aircrafts, drone, FAA Private...
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Instructor: Jeffrey C. Grossman View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/3-091F18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63z5HAguqleEbsICfHgDPaG This course covers the basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu Support OCW at http://ow.ly/a1If50zVRlQ We encourage constructive comments and discussion on OCW’s...
Topics: scientific method, atom, chemical reaction, conservation of mass, atomic mass, elements, alpha...
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Instructor: Prof. Jonathan Gruber View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/14-01F18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP62oJSoqb4Rf-vZMGUBe59G- This introductory undergraduate course covers the fundamentals of microeconomics. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu Support OCW at http://ow.ly/a1If50zVRlQ We encourage constructive comments and discussion on OCW’s YouTube and other...
Topics: microeconomics, supply and demand, market equilibrium, consumer theory, production, monopoly,...
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MIT 8.06 Quantum Physics III, Spring 2018 Instructor: Barton Zwiebach View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/8-06S18 This course is a continuation of 8.05 Quantum Physics II. It introduces some of the important model systems studied in contemporary physics, including two-dimensional electron systems, the fine structure of hydrogen, lasers, and particle scattering. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: 8.06, quantum physics, Hamiltonian, perturbation theory, perturbation expansion, Anharmonic...
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Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A recent...
Topics: probability, probability models, bayes rule, discrete random variables, continuous random...
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Instructors: Graham Walker, Julia Khodor, Michelle Mischke, Penny Chisholm View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-014S05 The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of...
Topic: microorganisms, geochemistry, geochemical agents, biosphere, bacterial genetics, carbon metabolism,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-04S13 Instructor: Allan Adams This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics. It introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Differential Equations are the language in which the laws of nature are expressed. Understanding properties of solutions of differential equations is fundamental to much of contemporary science and engineering. Ordinary differential equations (ODE's) deal with functions of one variable, which can often be thought of as time. Topics include: Solution of first-order ODE's by analytical, graphical and numerical methods; Linear ODE's, especially second order with constant coefficients; Undetermined...
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Topic: Ordinary Differential Equations, ODE, modeling physical systems, first-order ODE's, Linear ODE's,...
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Instructor: Dr. Michelle Mischke This collection contains clips from lecture videos of MIT's Introduction to Biology classes. Each video will show the instructor explaining a concept that is covered in the session of the Fundamentals of Biology. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-01SCF11
Topics: Mendel, Mendel's laws, pea plants, experiments, inherited traits, controls, gene, allele, genotype,...
Instructor: Dennis Freeman, Kendra Pugh This course provides an integrated introduction to electrical engineering and computer science, including modern software engineering, linear systems analysis, electronic circuits, and decision-making. The lecture videos provide an overview of each topic, while the recitation videos are designed to review key concepts. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-01SCS11
Topics: object-oriented programming, signals and systems, circuits, probability, search
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MIT 18.650 Statistics for Applications, Fall 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-650F16 Instructor: Philippe Rigollet This course offers an in-depth the theoretical foundations for statistical methods that are useful in many applications. The goal is to understand the role of mathematics in the research and development of efficient statistical methods. *NOTE:  Lecture 1 video was recorded in Fall 2017. The rest of the lectures were recorded in Fall 2016. License: Creative...
Topics: statistics, regression, parametric inference, parametric hypothesis, Bayesian statistics, principal...
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Introduction to Solid State Chemistry is a freshman (first-year) class on the principles of chemistry, with an emphasis on solid-state materials, and their application to engineering systems. It covers the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. Characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topical coverage of organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base...
Topics: solid state chemistry, electronic structure, chemical bonding, crystal structure, atomic and...
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Instructor: Scott Hughes View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/8-962S20 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PPLUl4u3cNGP629n_3fX7HmKKgin_rqGzbx 8.962 is MIT's graduate course in general relativity, which covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity, differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.  License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
Topics: 8.962, relativity, general relativity, special relativity, linearized general relativity,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-012F04 Instructor: Claudette Gardel, Eric Lander, Robert Weinberg, Andrew Chess (Guest Lecturer) The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and...
Topic: biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, cell cycle, cell signaling,...
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This collection contains a group of problem solving videos. Each video is led by a teaching assistant, who works through a particular linear algebra problem to show OCW users how to complete it. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-06SCF11
Topics: matrix theory, linear algebra, systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues,...
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View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/RES-9-003SU15 Instructor: Prof. Tomaso Poggio (Course Director, MIT), Prof. Gabriel Kreiman (Course Director, Harvard) This collection contains all of the lecture, seminar and panel discussion videos from the nine units comprising the course. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: neuroscience, cognition, cognitive science, brain, intelligence, neural circuit, vision, audition,...
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Instructor: Christine Breiner, David Jordan, Joel Lewis This course covers differential, integral and vector calculus for functions of more than one variable. These mathematical tools and methods are used extensively in the physical sciences, engineering, economics and computer graphics. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-02SCF10
Topic: multivariable calculus, vectors, matrices, partial derivatives, double integrals, line integrals,...
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This course introduces students to the principles of computation. Upon completion of 6.001, students should be able to explain and apply the basic methods from programming languages to analyze computational systems, and to generate computational solutions to abstract problems. This is the MP4 version for smaller file size and iPod compatibility. "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has been MIT's introductory pre-professional computer science subject since 1981. It emphasizes...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-046JS15 Instructors: Erik Demaine, Srinivas Devadas, Nancy Ann Lynch 6.046 introduces students to the design of computer algorithms, as well as analysis of sophisticated algorithms. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: algorithm, sorting, search trees, heaps, hashing, divide and conquer, dynamic programming, greedy...
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This course provides a review of linear algebra, including applications to networks, structures, and estimation, Lagrange multipliers. Also covered are: differential equations of equilibrium; Laplace's equation and potential flow; boundary-value problems; minimum principles and calculus of variations; Fourier series; discrete Fourier transform; convolution; and applications. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at ocw.mit.edu/terms
Topic: linear algebra, networks, Lagrange multipliers, differential equations of equilibrium, Laplace's...
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6.002 is designed to serve as a first course in an undergraduate electrical engineering (EE), or electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) curriculum. At MIT, 6.002 is in the core of department subjects required for all undergraduates in EECS. The course introduces the fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage...
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Topic: Fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction, Resistive elements and networks, independent and...
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MIT 3.60 Symmetry, Structure, and Tensor Properties of Materials, Fall 2005 View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/3-60F05 Instructor: Bernhardt Wuensch This course covers the derivation of symmetry theory; lattices, point groups, space groups, and their properties; use of symmetry in tensor representation of crystal properties, including anisotropy and representation surfaces; and applications to piezoelectricity and elasticity. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
Topics: crystallography, rotation, translation, lattice, plane, point group, space group, motif, glide...
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Instructors: Barbara Imperiali, Adam Martin, Diviya Ray View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/7-016F18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63LmSVIVzy584-ZbjbJ-Y63 7.016 Introductory Biology provides an introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics for understanding the functions of living systems. Taught for the first time in Fall 2013, this course covers examples of the use of chemical biology and...
Topics: chemical bonding, amino acids, peptides, proteins, enzymes, metabolism, carbohydrates,...
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Instructor: Prof. John Gabrieli This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, child development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society. View the...
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Instructor: Chris Terman View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/6-004S17 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP62WVs95MNq3dQBqY2vGOtQ2 Introduces architecture of digital systems, emphasizing structural principles common to a wide range of technologies. Multilevel implementation strategies; definition of new primitives (e.g., gates, instructions, procedures, processes) and their mechanization using lower-level elements. Analysis of potential concurrency;...
Topics: 6.004, Computer Design, Engineering, Digital Systems
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8.02 Classical Theory of Electromagnetism. In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass...
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Topic: Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics, electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric...
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Instructor: Walter Lewin 8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be...
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Topic: units of measurement, powers of ten, dimensional analysis, measurement uncertainty, scaling...
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Instructor: Prof. Gerald Schneider This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory. View the complete course:...
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MIT 6.S095 Programming for the Puzzled, IAP 2018 View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/6-S095IAP18 Instructor: Srini Devadas Do you like solving recreational puzzles but think programming is difficult or boring? In these videos, Prof. Devadas describes algorithmic puzzles that you will want to solve and whose solutions you will want to code! All code examples use Python. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
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MIT How to Speak, IAP 2018 Instructor: Patrick Winston View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/how_to_speak Patrick Winston's How to Speak talk has been an MIT tradition for over 40 years. Offered every January, the talk is intended to improve your speaking ability in critical situations by teaching you a few heuristic rules. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
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View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/res-18-006f10 Resource Description: Calculus Revisited is a series of videos and related resources that covers the materials normally found in a freshman-level introductory calculus course. The series was first released in 1970 as a way for people to review the essentials of calculus. It is equally valuable for students who are learning calculus for the first time. About the Instructor: Herb Gross has taught math as senior lecturer at MIT and was...
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MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/5-111F14 Instructor: Catherine Drennan An introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules with emphasis on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-333F13 Instructor: Mehran Kardar Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: Thermodynamics, probability theory, kinetic theory, classical statistical mechanics, interacting systems, quantum statistical mechanics, and identical particles. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
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This course explores mathematical concepts and techniques used in the financial industry.
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-034F10 Instructor: Patrick Winston In these lectures, Prof. Patrick Winston introduces the 6.034 material from a conceptual, big-picture perspective.  Topics include reasoning, search, constraints, learning, representations, architectures, and probabilistic inference. In these mega-recitations, teaching assistant Mark Seifter works through problems from previous exams in a lecture-style setting.  Students are asked to participate, and emphasis is...
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Instructor: Dennis Freeman The analysis of signals and systems forms a key part of many modern technologies, including communications and feedback & control. These lectures give a conceptual and mathematical introduction to the topic, covering both analog and digital systems. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/MIT 6-003F11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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NOTE: The recording quality of this audio is the best available given the source. There is no audio available for Lecture 13 or Lecture 20 (the sheep brain dissection). View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/9-14S14 Instructor: Gerard E. Schneider This collection contains 35 audio lectures for 9.14 Brain structure and its origins from Dr. Schneider given during the Spring 2014 semester. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
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Lecture videos from 6.262 Discrete Stochastic Processes, Spring 2011. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-262S11 Instructor: Robert Gallager License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/RES-18-009F15 Instructor: Gilbert Strang, Cleve Moler Gilbert Strang and Cleve Moler provide an overview to their in-depth video series about differential equations and the MATLAB® ODE suite. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Instructor: Michael Short View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/22-01F16 This course provides an introduction to nuclear science and its engineering applications. It describes basic nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions and kinematics; covers the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, with an emphasis on radiation detection, radiation shielding, and radiation effects on human health; and presents energy systems based on fission and fusion nuclear reactions, as well as...
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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and...
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MIT 8.03 Physics III: Vibrations and Waves, Fall 2016 View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/8-03F16 Instructor: Yen-Jie Lee This is the third course in the core physics curriculum at MIT, following 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics and 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism. Topics include mechanical vibrations and waves, electromagnetic waves, and optics. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
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This graduate-level course is a continuation of Mathematical Methods for Engineers I (18.085). Topics include numerical methods; initial-value problems; network flows; and optimization.
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/2-003SCF11 Instructor: J. Kim Vandiver This course covers the basics of engineering dynamics. After this course, students will be able to evaluate free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems and matrix eigenvalue problems. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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The MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2008 course provides an introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules. The emphasis is on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis. Instructors: Prof. Catherine Drennan, Dr. Elizabeth Vogel Taylor View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/5-111F08 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
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Instructors: Philip Tan, Richard Eberhardt Selected audio lectures from Game Design, Fall 2013, covering designing, prototyping, testing, and revising, board, card, and other types of non-digital games. *Note: Not every class session has audio recordings available. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/CMS-608S14 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-91JS14 Instructor: Christopher Burge, David Gifford, Ernest Fraenkel This course is an introduction to computational biology emphasizing the fundamentals of nucleic acid and protein sequence and structural analysis; it also includes an introduction to the analysis of complex biological systems. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/2-627F11 Instructor: Tonio Buonassisi Complete lectures (20 videos, 60-75 min. each) plus two student project presentation sessions. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Highlights of Calculus is a series of videos that introduce the fundamental concepts of calculus to both high school and college students. Renowned mathematics professor, Gilbert Strang, will guide students through a number of calculus topics to help them understand why calculus is relevant and important to understand. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/highlights-of-calculus License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
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Instructors: Philip Tan, Jason Begy These lectures discuss the history, tools, and current landscape of game design and analysis. A variety of genres are covered, including cards, games of chance, board games, role-playing, sports, and puzzles. See Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab (http://gambit.mit.edu/) for more. Visit the course on MIT OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-608-game-design-fall-2010/
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MIT 8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab", Fall 2016 View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/8-13F16 Instructor: Gunther Roland, Janet Conrad, and Sean Robinson Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The course squence is usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half,...
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Instructor: Professor Robert Field View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/5-61F17 This course is an introduction to quantum chemistry. Topics include particles and waves; wave mechanics; matrix mechanics; perturbation theory; molecular orbital theory; molecular structure; and photochemistry. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
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